City of Rapid City

Operations Management Engineer

Rapid City, South Dakota

The anticipated starting salary range for this position is $101,513.41 plus a generous benefits package, 40 hours of vacation given at the start of employment and a $5,000.00 sign-on bonus. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: *Demonstrates knowledge of design, construction, and operation of public infrastructure, facilities, and systems; applies, diverse knowledge of applicable engineering principles and practice; assists upper-level management as a technical specialist for engineering concepts, principles, and methods; resolves questions related to crucial issues and unique conditions; provides technical information to other City Departments. *Manages multiple complex projects; leads multi-disciplinary teams, effectively facilitates meetings and maintains open communication, to ensure key objectives are met; routinely represents the organization through presentations and communication with stakeholders, staff, consultants, developers, contractors, elected officials, and the general public. *Identifies deficiencies and prioritizes improvements; defines project scope and budget; identifies and obtains alternate funding sources; allocates resources; provides oversight for implementation and maintenance of City systems and facilities; reviews operational procedures to ensure compliance with applicable policies and regulatory standards. *Provides direct consultant management; oversees general project coordination and review; directs the consultant solicitation process to facilitate the selection and hiring of consultants; conducts contract negotiations; approves project plans, documents, designs, specifications, submittals, scope, budget, and schedule for conformity and quality assurance; reviews and approves consultant deliverables. *Interprets intent of policy, procedures, specifications, criteria, ordinances, statutes, regulatory requirements, and laws while monitoring compliance and providing direction on updates to criteria, standards, policies, and procedures to ensure consistency. *Provides peer review and technical guidance to Senior Engineers, Project Engineers, Staff Engineers, and other Public Works staff; seeks out training and education opportunities to increase technical, communication, leadership, and customer service skills; stays informed of new developments, methods, and requirements affecting the organization; is actively involved in industry-specific professional organizations.

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